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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, as well as for his translation of Homer. After Shakespeare, Pope is the second-most quoted writer in the English language per The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, some of his verses having... Read More

Born21 May 1688
London, England
Died30 May 1744 (aged 56)
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
OccupationPoet, writer, translator
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